Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant to be sworn in as a Union Minister in Delhi

Arvind Sawant will replace Shiv Sena leader Anand Geete who was the only minister in the previous Narendra Modi government


After registering a win by a margin of almost one lakh votes, Shiv Sena leader Arvind Sawant is set to be inducted in the newly elected Narendra Modi government on Thursday. Sawant will be sworn in as the Union Minister replacing Shiv Sena leader Anant Geete who was the sole minister in the previous Modi government.  

Sawant won the Lok Sabha elections from Mumbai South parliamentary constituency against Congress candidate Milind Murli Deora while Shiv Sena’s Anand Geete lost the national poll from Raigad seat. The 68-year-old Arvind Sawant retained his seat and won by a margin of one lakh votes. 

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Since inception, Sawant has been associated with Shiv Sena and is considered as a close aid to party chief Uddhav Thackeray. In 1968, Sawant was appointed as a senior Shiv Sena leader and a year after that, he played a crucial role in the Seema Movement. After which, for 30 years, he served as the President of the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Kamgar Sangh.